Public readings for Extraordinary Adventures

Public readings for Extraordinary Adventures

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:00 – 7:15 pm

Provincetown Public Library

356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-7094

Join us for a night of bawdy folklore and wintering bears, as Ron Suresha presents two books coming out this November.
First is Suresha’s new collection of Turkish folk humor, Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, from Lethe Press, the sequel to his 2001 award-winning book of humor, The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin. These authentic, hilarious “Naughty Nasruddin” stories deal with tabu topics such as bisexuality, adultery, incest, bestiality, and violence. Repressed for centuries for moralistic reasons, many are being published in an English trade book for the first time. Come prepared to be amused and astounded.
The author will also read from the new anthology, The Bears of Winter, edited by Jerry L. Wheeler (who lives in Denver and cannot attend), published by the Bear Bones Books of Lethe Press, which Suresha edits. Listen to excerpts from growlingly sexy bearotica that will make your fur thicken.
Following the reading, Suresha will answer questions and sign copies of his books.

More information here:

http://provincetownlibrary.org/calendar/#action=calp_agenda&calp_item_id=316

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Sunday, November 9th, 2014, 7:00pm

BGSQD

@ LGBT Center

208 West 13th Street, Room 210

New York, NY

Join us for a night of bawdy folklore and wintering bears, as Ron Suresha presents two books coming out this November.
First is Suresha’s new collection of Turkish folk humor, Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, from Lethe Press, the sequel to his 2001 award-winning storybook, The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin. These authentic, hilarious “Naughty Nasruddin” stories deal with tabu topics such as bisexuality, adultery, incest, bestiality, and violence. Repressed for centuries for moralistic reasons, many are being published in an English trade book for the first time. Come prepared to be amused and astounded.
The author will also read from the new anthology, The Bear of Winter, edited by Jerry L. Wheeler (who lives in Denver and cannot attend), published by the Bear Bones Books of Lethe Press, which Suresha edits. Listen to excerpts from growlingly sexy bearotica that will make your fur thicken.
Following the reading, Suresha will answer questions and sign copies of his books.

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Bank Street Book Nook

50 Bank St

New Milford, Connecticut

(860) 354-3865

Please join us for a local author reading and book signing as Ron J. Suresha presents his new collection of Turkish folk tales, Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, from Lethe Press, the sequel to his 2001 award-winning book of humor, The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin.

These authentic centuries-old, hilarious folk tales deal with traditional and taboo situations involving the “wise fool” character Nasruddin. Some were suppressed for centuries for moralistic reasons, and many are published here in an English trade book for the first time. Come prepared to be amused and astounded.

Following the reading, Suresha will answer questions and sign copies of his books.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/560207697443612

Second printing, Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

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Published on: August 14, 2012

Lethe Press is pleased to announce the release of the second printing, March 2012, of

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

Immortal Mullah Nasruddin, 2nd printing, front cover

 

Features of the second printing:

  • Storytelling World Honor
  • Part titles
  • Brief quotes of new reviews
  • Bibliography expanded and updated
  • New cover and text typefaces

 Order the book now from Queerbooks.com

Nasruddin Reading at NM Public Library Oct. 25

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Published on: October 7, 2011

The New Milford Public Library invites everyone to an

Author reception, Reading & Book signing

of an acclaimed collection of Turkish folktales,

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin
with local author Ron Suresha

Tuesday, October 25th
6:00 – 7:30 pm
New Milford Public Library
Memorial Hall, 24 Main Street
Free and open to the public.

Please join us as we hear the humorous stories, jests, and donkey tales of the Turkish folk hero, Mullah Nasruddin, retold by local author Ron Suresha.
A question-and-answer session after the reading will precede the author reception. Refreshments provided courtesy of NM Public Library.

Books will be available for purchase and autograph before and after the reading, $18. Local booksellers Bank St. Book Nook and The Book Cove in Pawling also carry copies.

Facebook event page: http://snurl.com/y74xg
http://www.MullahNasruddin.com
http://www.newmilfordlibrary.org/

Mullah Nasruddin e-book available from OmniLit

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Published on: June 4, 2011

Mullah Nasruddin e-book available from OmniLit

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero

By: Ron Jackson Suresha | Other books by Ron Jackson Suresha

Published By: Lethe Press
ISBN # 9781590211755
Word Count: 75000

Available in: Adobe Acrobat

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About the book

Once, when young Nasruddin was acting up in class by distracting his classmates with endless antics, jests, and stories, his irate teacher uttered a curse: “Whatever you do or say, wherever you go or stay, whether it’s night or day — people will only laugh at you.” Now, eight centuries later, children, adults, and wise fools everywhere are still laughing at Nasruddin, one of the world’s most beloved folk characters. This entertaining and insightful retelling of more than 350 Mullah stories brings the famed Persian legend into the 21st Century. Storytellers, folklorists, Sufis, comedians, wisdom seekers, and everyone who loves to laugh will be enriched and enlightened by the timeless wit, inscrutable wisdom, and uncommon sense of humor of Mullah Nasruddin.

An excerpt from the book

Imagine if you can, eight centuries ago, when Mullah Nasruddin was just a child. Like all young Turks his age, Nasruddin attended the grade school for boys, the madrasa, in the village of Akşehir.

One morning, young Nasruddin ran stark naked through the town square and into the madrasa. As he raced by, his friend Hussein called out, “Nasruddin, why aren’t you dressed properly?”

“I overslept for the big test today,” said Nasruddin, trying to cover himself and jog in place to respond, “and so in my crazy rush to make it to school on time, I forgot to put on clothes.”

Get the e-book here from OmniLit / All-Romance Ebooks: http://www.omnilit.com/product-theuncommonsenseoftheimmortalmullahnasruddin-496853-293.html

 

 

Immortal Mullah Nasruddin — available at Giovanni’s Room

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Published on: April 22, 2011

Mullah Nasruddin available at Giovanni’s Room / Queerbooks.com

If you’re in the Philly area and want to get The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin, and/or would like to support one of my favorite bookstores (I read at their lovely place in 2001 2002), go to Giovanni’s Room, America’s World-Class Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Bookstore for Queers & Our Friends

Here’s the link to TUSOTIMN on their website:
http://www.queerbooks.com/book/9781590211755

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

Giovanni’s Room
345 South 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215/923-2960
giovannis_room@verizon.net

You can also order the book from their fabulous online service, www.queerbooks.com

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